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16 High Street, Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3DB, Wales
+44 1766 832308
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Gwynedd, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Blaenau is rightly renowned for its walking, zip wire, caverns and heritage railway but right up there with those attractions is Mr Rashid's Kurdish bakery. Bread you'll be hard pushed to find on many British High Streets. Note: A take-out bakery not cafe.

1 Thank Jim H
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We intended visiting and started by chatting with the owner in the doorway taking in the sunshine. Proceeding inside we got a description of his bread. Ate a good lunch on a bench almost opposite the rail station. Good fun and quality products found here.

1 Thank aylesby
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The highlight of our trip to Blaenau Ffestiniog was the discovery of this bakery on the High Street. The owner of the bakery was a fascinating character who was happy to chat and pass the time of day and must been one of the few bakers in the country to have an Master of Science degree! Having switched career from... More 

3 Thank Judith S
Blaenau Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Always friendly service with a delicious range of products. Particularly like the different flavoured breads and his Moroccan pasties.

2 Thank Sharon D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We were looking for lunch having just climbed Snowdon when we happened upon the bakery, the baker himself is an exceptionally kind and interesting man who made the whole experience very enjoyable. The Kurdish pasty itself was also delicious as were the other pastries served. An all round amazing bakery

Thank Red T
Swindon, United Kingdom
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387 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Driving through Blaenau Ffestiniog in the morning we'd noticed the Model Bakers and made a note to return in the evening after our Zip Wire and Mine Tours. Parking was free and easy outside the Bakery Shop. The Bakery shop whilst small, stocked a good range of products, though was running low due to our visit at the end of... More 

Thank 923Dan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Was just browsing the local shops while on holiday with my partner and popped into this bakery. Visiting a bakers has never been so much fun. Its worth a visit to meet the shop owner who is a fabulous character and a brilliant baker and the smell of fresh baked bread inside is amazing. And a big thumbs up to... More 

Thank Steven S
Swansea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Called in just for a pasty was totally blown away by the owner/baker , fab Kurdish pasty and the olive& honey bread a must to try...

Thank sandra r
Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Some very different items to your normally baker especially the Kurdish pastie. Which is lovely and I've tried many different types of food and this was up there with the best

Thank stevo8259
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We had taken the train from Porthmadog to Ffestiniog.....stopped off for some take out sandwiches and were surprised with the offerings available and the friendly welcome from the owner. The Kurdish pasties was fantastic and the cheese and ham rolls not short of good quality fillings....my Son also loved the Gingerbread man.....didn't expect to find such a gem......well worth a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 High Street, Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3DB, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Snowdonia National Park  >  Blaenau Ffestiniog
  • Phone Number: +44 1766 832308

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?